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In Brief: Mom’s Social Network Benefits Baby’s Development

Women with postpartum depression often complain of social isolation, and multiple studies have documented that having inadequate social supports is a risk factor for postpartum depression.  A recent study suggests that increasing a mother’s social network may not only benefit the mother but it may also have benefits for her baby. In a recent study,… Read More »

The development of brain stem cells into new nerve cells and why this can lead to cancer

Ana Martin-Villalba and her research team at the German Cancer Research Center followed stem cells along the path to neurons. The scientists analyzed at every step which genes where switched on and which of them were actually turned into new proteins. They expected to find that stem cells would simply switch their stem cell genes… Read More »

Breastfeeding key for infant's physical, mental development

All physicians advise that babies should be breastfed for at least the first six months of their lives for better mental and physical development thanks to the vitamins and proteins that mother’s milk contains. Breastfeeding also creates an irreplacable connection between the baby and the mother The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that babies should… Read More »